security certification progression chart 2020

security certification progression chart 2020

CISM is associated with the highest average salary ($127,063) while CISSP certified professionals report the second highest average salary ($117,030).

CISM and CISSP certifications is that the former is focused more on management and strategy, and only covers technical topics in a cursory way, while the latter addresses the tactical aspects of security operations and delves much deeper into those areas.

The CISM covers topics such as:

  • Regulatory issues
  • Information security governance
  • Cost-benefit analysis of risk mitigation
  • Risk management
  • Disaster recovery

How to Become CISM Certified 

The eight competencies covered by CISSP are:

  • Security and risk management
  • Asset security
  • Security engineering
  • Communications and network security
  • Identity and access management
  • Security assessment and testing
  • Security operations
  • Software development security